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Date: 1701

"My Reason's conquer'd by more powerful Love, / Who rules as Tyrant in my captiv'd Breast."

— Sherburne, Sir Edward (bap. 1616, d. 1702)

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Date: 1701

One may "as on the Throne, so in [her] Peoples Hearts / Reign Emperour"

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1701

"Here, take me Mother, Father, Wife, take each a part in my Capacious Heart; Reign ever there, as absolute as I o're all my mighty Empires"

— Pix, Mary (c.1666-1720)

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Date: 1701

"But that little availed, for Artesia having in like sort opened the Device to Pamela, she (in whose mind Vertue governed with the Scepter of Knowledge) hating so horrible a Wickedness, and strait judging what was fit to do."

— Sidney, Philip, Sir (1554-1586)

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Date: 1701

"Nor can this right be less when national; / Reason which governs one, should govern all."

— Defoe, Daniel (1660?-1731)

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Date: 1701

"Love governs every Sense, every Affection, every Principle truckles to that more noble Passion."

— Baker, Thomas (b. 1680-1)

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Date: 1701

"Which are but tantalizing Amusements that debauch our Genius when they are once over, and Fatigue allows us a serious interval; with what regret do we reflect upon our Folly, in letting our Appetites govern our Reason, and like the Sirens Song charm us into Ruine."

— Baker, Thomas (b. 1680-1)

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Date: 1702

"O Woman, Woman, of Artifice created! whose Nature, even distracted, has a Cunning: In vain let Man his Sense, his Learning boast, when Womans Madness over-rules his Reason."

— Farquhar, George (1676/7-1707)

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Date: 1702

"[B]e not over-curious to express / Too much Exactness in an outward Dress; / Lest peevish Passion should too oft prevail, / To banish Reason from its Throne, and vail / Sound Judgment"

— Mollineux [née Southworth], Mary (1651-1695)

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Date: 1702

"Reason, that honours Mankind more than Beast, / Gives forth its Laws and Dictates in each Breast"

— Mollineux [née Southworth], Mary (1651-1695)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.